Posts Tagged ‘Charity’

Vodafone NZ donates more than $43 million to over 1000 charities

Monday, November 16th, 2020

Vodafone NZ has passed a significant milestone in its corporate philanthropy efforts, having supported more than 1000 charitable organisations since 2002 with donations totalling over $43 million, making the digital services provider one of the largest corporate philanthropic donors in Aotearoa. According to Philanthropy New Zealand, Vodafone “offers a great example of how businesses in Read more

Luxury handbags for those in need

Monday, October 5th, 2020

A hundred Yu Mei handbags will go on sale for reduced prices at the Wellington City Mission today, as the luxury leather goods label partners with the mission for a new campaign. The bags will be donated to the Wellington City Mission’s Taranaki Street store and sold at a cheaper price than usual on Saturday, Read more

Fratelli Tutti – Summary of Francis Encyclical – on the fraternity and social friendship

Monday, October 5th, 2020
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Pope Francis Social Encyclical: ‘Fratelli Tutti’ was launched at the Vatican, Sunday 4 October, 2020. The document focuses on fraternity and social friendship as the ways to build a better, more just and peaceful world – with the contribution of all: people and institutions. The official summary follows, with a link to download the full Read more

Fratelli Tutti: Francis explores fraternity and social friendship

Monday, October 5th, 2020

October 4, Pope Francis signed his new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti during a visit to Assisi. The encyclical calls for a new kind of politics and emphasises social friendship as a way to build a more just and peaceful world. It encourages the contribution of all people and institutions and seeks to build a global movement Read more

Vatican, WCC issue joint document on charity during pandemic

Sunday, August 30th, 2020

The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the World Council of Churches – WCC – have jointly called on Christians to reflect on charity and “the importance of interreligious solidarity in a world wounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.” The PCID and WCC on Thursday released a joint document “Serving a Wounded World in Interreligious Solidarity: Read more

Charity thieves asked to “do the right thing”

Monday, August 12th, 2019

On his quest to help the homeless Tiny Deane saved up for a trailer to help shift people into new homes. Now he’s asking for help to get it back after thieves made off with it in a night raid. Read more Related Posts:Thieves steal a vial containing Pope St John Paul’s bloodCon men disguised as cardinals Read more

Failed Wellington bus changes a foodband windfall

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

A commuter’s moment of inspiration and some hard work between two parishioners from St Michael and All Angels Church in the Wellington suburb of  Newlands has resulted in a windfall for the Newlands foodbank. Continue reading Related Posts:110-year old Wellington church to closeCommunity service award for retired cleanerWellington’s new buses being made by forced Uyghur Read more

Operation Restore Hope: Transforming the lives of children in the Philippines

Monday, March 12th, 2018
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On Thursday, Operation Restore Hope, a team of 25 volunteer medical professionals, are heading for the Philippines. They will carry out the repair of cleft lips and palates, facial disfigurement and other deformities for children who cannot afford medical care. This is the 20th year in which such a team has visited the Philippines. Health clinics throughout Read more

11-year old gives lunch to homeless man every day for 2 weeks

Monday, September 4th, 2017

A South Auckland boy has plucked a homeless man from “the pits of despair” by giving him his lunch every day for two weeks. It was only when the rough sleeper walked to school with the 11-year-old and told the boy’s teachers that anyone found out what he was doing. Continue reading Related Posts:St Patrick’s Read more

New Zealanders give generously – almost $3 billion a year

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Each year, individuals, trusts and charities give around $3 billion dollars to New Zealand causes. Famous and not-so-famous wealthy individuals have generously given billions, established trusts, foundations, and charities. However, based on the available figures, it’s ordinary Kiwis who give the most to the philanthropic sector.  Continue reading Related Posts:Vodafone NZ donates more than $43 Read more